The tragic death of Sushant Singh Rajput in June 2020 devastated his family, fans, and colleagues. In a recent interview, filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor paid tribute to the late actor, saying that his work in Kedarnath wasn’t ‘acknowledged’ till after his death.
In the same interview, Abhishek revealed whether or not Sushant was his first choice for the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. Director Abhishek Kapoor discussed Sushant Singh Rajput’s film gaining more attention after his death in a recent interview with Bollywood Bubble. The director said, “Sonchiriya and Sushant did get a lot of love after his passing away. Maybe the media didn’t acknowledge him for his work.”
Continuing further, Abhishek Kapoor added, “Like in Kedarnath and how there is something in that film and there is love, truth in it. But it was not acknowledged until he (Sushant Singh Rajput) passed away, which suddenly jolted people out of their slumber and they all stood up to say that they love this guy. He was a special man, it’s a big loss that he is not around here.”
Abhishek Kapoor clarifies rumours that Sushant Singh Rajput was the original option for the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. The director said, “No no, I have heard this rumour as well. But this is a guy from Punjab. The casting of the film began after his passing away. I had not even finished the script, normally I don’t cast in a film until it is written.”
Sushant Singh Rajput, the late actor, passed suddenly on June 14, 2020 in his Bandra apartment in Mumbai. Many SSR fans believed foul play in his premature demise, despite rumours that he reportedly committed suicide.